The lovely ladies of the ring were prime material for advertising with posters illustrating their incredible performances, their classic beauty, and the evolving social construction of femininity in American society.
Heidi Herriott is the third generation of a multi-talented family revered throughout the circus community. Herriott is a horsewoman extraordinaire who specializes in trick horses, liberty and dancing horses. Don’t miss this intriguing, informal and informative interview session.
Herta Klauser Cuneo, established her own reputation as one of the greatest bear trainers of her generation. She and her performing bears were featured in the center ring on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show. Don’t miss this intriguing, informal and informative interview session.
The Ringling and all of it's venues are closed today. Happy Thanksgiving!
Kay Rosaire is an eighth generation animal trainer. The Rosaires are known worldwide for their gifted animal training ability, for their work within the entertainment and film industry, and as animal educators. Don’t miss this intriguing, informal and informative interview session.
The Ringling and all of it's venues are closed today. Happy Holidays!
The Ringling and all of it's venues are closed today. Happy New Year!
Paul Binder took an unconventional route to the circus, at least by circus standards. Educated at Dartmouth and Columbia, he eventually made his way to San Francisco, the breeding ground of the counter culture movement in the sixties.
In 1944, at the age of 14, Ward Hall literally ran away with the circus and has never looked back. In a career that spans 70 years and counting, Ward has earned the title of King of the Sideshow.
Considered by the circus community to be one of the Royal Family of the Circus, the Cristianis' performance history dates back to the 1840's Italy. Hear Victoria Cristiani Rossi talk about both her personal and public life as described in ther book, Spangles, Elephants, Violets and Me: The Circus Inside Out.